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Meaning and name origin

Kit \kit\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Kit), has the meaning "pure; follower of Christ" and is a variant of Catherine (Greek): from "katharos". Also a variant of Christina (Latin): simplified form of Christiana, feminine of Christianus (see Christian), or a Latin form of Middle English Christin "Christian" (Old English "christen", from Latin). Kit is also used as a variant of Katherine (Greek): the name may also have come from Hecate, the name of the Greek goddess of magic. The name Kit is also a variation of Kitty.

Kit has 6 variant forms: Cait, Cat, Cate, Kait, Kat, Kate.

Kit is also pronounced similarly to Kaite and Katt. Other suggested similar baby names are Bit, Kaity, Kata, Kati, Katy, Kia, Kim and Kitti.


Kit is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3374 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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